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Word In Your Ear

Mark Ellen, David Hepworth and Alex Gold
Music HistoryMusicMusic Commentary

Mark Ellen and David Hepworth have been talking about and writing about music together and individually for a collective eighty years in magazines like Smash Hits, Mojo and The Word and on radio and TV programmes like "Rock On", "Whistle Test" and VH-1.Over thirteen years ago, when working on the late magazine The Word, they began producing podcasts. Some listeners have been kind enough to say these have been very special to them. When the magazine folded in 2012 they kept the spirit of those podcasts alive in regular Word In Your Ear evenings in which they spoke to musicians and authors in front of an audience. Over these years they've produced hundreds of hours of material. As of the Current Unpleasantness of 2020, they've produced yet hundreds of hours more with a little help from guests kind enough to digitally show them around their attics such as Danny Baker, Andy Partridge, Sir Tim Rice and Mark Lewisohn. For the full span of the Word In Your Ear world, visit Get... more


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 163 ratings
  • Have to disagree!

    I love your podcast but I have to disagree with your comment that Sam Fender was ‘monumentally boring’. He most definitely was not!

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    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Best Music Podcast

    Best music Podcast by far and a great laugh as well.

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    United Kingdom2 months ago
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    Australia2 months ago
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    Some sarcastic friend called this the old grey brittle test but ai love it so

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    4 months ago

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